J3329 : The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh

taken 14 years ago, 6 km SW of Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland

The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall, Slievenaglogh
The Mourne Wall east of the summit of Slievenaglogh. Here the wall descends slightly before rising again towards the summit of Slieve Corragh which can be seen beyond.
The Mourne Wall

The Mourne Wall is a 22 mile long wall in the Mourne Mountains. It was built between 1904 and 1922 by the Belfast Water Commissioners to enclose their catchment areas in the Mournes and protect the area from the effects of cattle and sheep on the water course LinkExternal link . The wall is predominately constructed from local granite using traditional dry stone walling techniques; on average the wall is about 1.5 metres high and 0.8 to 0.9 metres thick. It is not uniform in construction along the entire length - the 'classic' granite wall is only to be found north of Carn mountain and Long Seefin with particularly impressive sections on Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard; elsewhere it largely resembles the traditional dry stone walls found elsewhere in the Mournes and south County Down. In places, such as Slieve Muck, the wall is not constructed of granite at all.

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J3329, 63 images   (more nearby search)
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Saturday, 27 March, 2010   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 27 March, 2010
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Mountain walls   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 331 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:11.6053N 5:57.6626W
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Irish: geotagged! J 330 291
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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